DILS and Fields Programs Applications are now accepted - Deadline: October 1st

September 15, 2023

The Yale Center for Language Study is now accepting applications for its Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program and its Fields Program. The deadline for applying to either program for next semester is October 1st at 1:00pm. 

The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program gives students the opportunity to study a language that is not currently taught in a Yale classroom.

The Fields Program gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced-level language study within the context of their academic area of focus (generally in areas other literature if the language is taught at Yale, since advanced coursework in literature would likely be available).

Both are non-credit programs, open to all registered Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional). In each program, students work with a Language Partner—a native speaker of the target language (not a formal instructor)—in two 1-hour sessions for 12 weeks. The sessions aim to develop linguistic and cultural competence through active conversation and practice of what you are studying independently. With a limited number of slots available, a selection committee reviews all applications for their merit and appropriateness, and notifies students of its decisions within four to six weeks after the application deadline.

Details on each program and how to apply can be found at these links:

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS): 

Fields Program: 

Please note that all applications must be received by the application deadline (this includes applications for continued study from current DILS or Fields students).